Zealand Pharma Appoints Henriette Wennicke as Chief Financial Officer
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT – NO. 36 / 2022
Copenhagen, DK and Boston, MA, August 24, 2022 – Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) (CVR-no. 20045078), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based medicines, today announced the appointment of Henriette Wennicke as Zealand’s Chief Financial Officer starting November 1, 2022.
Henriette Wennicke comes to Zealand with broad finance and business experience at large organizations, including in healthcare, where she has led financial planning and R&D portfolio management. She is currently the Vice President and Head of Investor Relations and Treasury at GN Store Nord, a global leader in intelligent audio solutions, listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen. Previously, Henriette Wennicke was Vice President and Head of Global Finance at GN Hearing. Henriette Wennicke started her career at Novo Nordisk, where she held various finance positions of increasing responsibility within the R&D organization during her 10-year tenure.
“Henriette brings a track record of leadership in finance and business strategy, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Zealand at this important juncture for the company,” said Adam Steensberg, Chief Executive Officer, Zealand Pharma. “We look forward to working alongside her as we continue to grow and advance our pipeline of peptide-based therapeutics.”
“I am excited and honored to be joining Zealand Pharma, and delighted to be returning to the healthcare industry,” said Henriette Wennicke. “I look forward to working with the team to fully leverage the value of Zealand’s rich R&D pipeline and contribute to the strong momentum the company is building.”
Henriette Wennicke holds an M.Sc. in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School. She will succeed Matthew Dallas, who joined Zealand as CFO in 2019, and will leave the company at the end of August. Lykke Rømer, Vice President, Head of Finance and Accounting will assume the responsibilities of the CFO on an interim basis.
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About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide-based medicines. More than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand have advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market and three candidates are in late-stage development. In addition, license collaborations with Boehringer Ingelheim and AstraZeneca create opportunities for more patients to potentially benefit from Zealand-invented peptide investigational agents currently in development.
Zealand was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a presence in the U.S. that includes Boston. For more information about Zealand’s business and activities, please visit http://www.zealandpharma.com.
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Anna Krassowska, PhD
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
David Rosen (U.S. Media)